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ConAgra Foods Program Conserves Nearly 650 Million Gallons of Water, Eliminates 3 Million Pounds of Packaging Material and Reduces Carbon Emissions

Ninety Sustainable Development projects reduce water, waste, energy and costs
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OMAHA, Neb., March 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today the winners of its 2013 Sustainable Development Awards, an internal awards program that drives and rewards innovative approaches to sustainability and produces tangible business results. The 90 entries collectively:

Keep America Beautiful Unveils Bold Social Mission Goals and Interactive Social Volunteer Hub to Impact Communities and Encourage Volunteerism

National Nonprofit Kicks Off Flagship Program, “Great American Cleanup” at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Mar. 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build vibrant communities, today announced its first-ever annual social mission goals. These goals reflect the nonprofit’s actions, which create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.

Water Stewardship Webinar on Thursday, February 21, 2013 for Beverage Industry

BIER discusses latest benchmarking trends and risk management perspectives
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JOIN THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE (BIER) FOR AN INFORMATIVE AND ACTIONABLE WEBINAR.

Clean Water, Clear Future: A Focus on Water Stewardship in the Beverage Industry

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 15:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM EST

Curtis Packaging Partners with NativeEnergy to Bring Clean Water to Rural Kenya

2013 carbon offset project to prevent deforestation and carbon emissions from wood burning by providing water filtration systems
Press Release

SANDY HOOK, Conn., February 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Curtis Packaging has offset the projected greenhouse gas emissions from their operations in 2013 by helping to support a NativeEnergy project providing water filters to households in rural Kenya. This project reduces the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere from the burning of unsustainably harvested wood to boil and purify water.

River Studies Tell the Sustainability Story

Eastman’s Protection Efforts are Working
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Since 1965, Eastman has voluntarily sponsored periodic environmental studies of the rivers upstream and downstream of our major U. S. manufacturing sites. A team of scientists from the Philadelphia-based Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has completed its seventh evaluation of the South Fork Holston River near our Kingsport, Tennessee facility.

Communities Report Prolonged Success in Reducing Cigarette Butt Litter

National Program Continues to Reduce Cigarette Litter by More than Half
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful (KAB) reports an average 55 percent reduction of cigarette litter in the communities implementing KAB’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) during 2012. In 2012, the program’s 10th year, there were 195 grant-supported implementations across the country in a variety of places including downtowns, roadways, beaches, parks, marinas, colleges/universities, tourist spots, and at special events.

Keep America Beautiful Receives $1 Million Grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

National Nonprofit to Support More than 100 Community Improvement Initiatives
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn. Jan. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today announced a $1 million donation from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) to support the national nonprofit’s mission to build and sustain vibrant communities. This is Lowe’s second $1 million contribution to Keep America Beautiful to engage volunteers to take action to benefit local communities across the country.

Sodexo Recognized at World Economic Forum in Davos for its Sustainability Leadership

Sodexo’s commitment to sustainability has been recognized for efforts and results in social, environmental and economic performance at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013.
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Issy-les-Moulineaux, January 30, 2013 /3BL Media/– Sodexo's commitment to sustainability has been recognized for efforts and results in social, environmental and economic performance at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013.

The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is regarded as the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability performance. These three distinctions recognize Sodexo’s strong performance in social, economic and environmental practices.

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